I just got a giant bill from the IRS! What did I do wrong?

By |April 18th, 2018|

As I sit here in mid-April, I can’t help but think of all the times in the past four years I’ve been confronted by folks who got HUGE tax bills at the end of the year because they bought their health insurance on healthcare.gov, made some errors computing their income […]

Age Rating Ratios: Mike Breaks It Down

By |April 12th, 2018|

Age is a big factor in how much medical care people are expected to use. But the ACA made the ratio between how much we are allowed to charge a 64-year-old versus a 21-year-old too small. Mike Bertaut breaks it down in this new video that helps explain why young […]

How ‘Special’ is Special Enrollment?

By |February 20th, 2018|

Today, my phone was ringing, and the display showed a phone number in Menomonie, Wisconsin. “Computer-driven sales call” was my first thought. I don’t know anyone in Menomonie. But the call kept coming, twice a day. Finally, after sending it to voicemail three times, out of sheer frustration, I just […]

The Importance of Investing In Our People: Blue Bikes

By |January 3rd, 2018|

The Importance of Investing In Our People: Blue Bikes   
On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, I was privileged to attend the launch of a program that has the potential to change the character of a major American city for the better. And I’m even more privileged to be working for […]

Prescription Drug Safety Saves Lives

By |December 12th, 2017|

Note: This week, Mike is letting members of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s Clinical Services team give you Straight Talk on how the national opioid epidemic is affecting Louisiana, and what we are doing to help everyone lower their risks and prevent prescription drug abuse. 

By Dr. Deirdre […]